A mum has been left mortified after her daughter compared her school to a “prison” after they allegedly removed doors from the bathroom toilets.
Concerned parent says that All Saints Academy, Wyke Regis and Weymouth students were denied privacy.
She criticised the school for its unsanitary practices and claimed that pupils were being told to forget about their periods while they learn.
The mother-of-2 claims that the toilet doors have been removed, and that some pupils must provide proof of medical care if they need to use the bathroom during class.
“I was horrified,” Sun Online spoke with the 49-yearold.
“My daughter said ‘what about us girls when we have our period, if we have an accident and we need to get to the taps, not only have we got teachers walking past and students, but any visitors to the school’.
“She said ‘we don’t feel comfortable going to the bathroom’. She said ‘it’s not school anymore mum, it feels like prison’.”
The mum has claimed that pupils are now required to show doctor’s notes during lessons if they want to use the toilet.
She also said that her daughter and her friends were once told by a teacher to “Hold in their periods.
All Saints Academy said that all toilet cubicles had full height doors and that the changes came as part of a drive to improve facilities.
Principal John Cornish stated that only the handwashing area was visible from the toilet doors.
He advised pupils to use the toilet during lunch break and breaks to encourage them to develop good comfort break habits.
Those with medical conditions who have a toilet card can go during lessons while those who are caught short may head to the bathrooms if “absolutely necessary”, he added.
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